Rebecca Fox

Flood protection work set to start

Flood protection works in the Water of Leith could begin as early as next month on a stretch of the river in the Dunedin Botanic Garden as approval is sought for an alternate sequence of work.

Fish and Game voices concern over wetland

Fish and Game voices concern over wetland

The destruction of a wetland at the head of the Catlins River has been described by Fish and Game Otago as "bad news" for water quality, and recreational users.

ORC expects toxic algae to reappear

ORC expects toxic algae to reappear

People are being warned to be careful around streams and rivers as dropping water levels and temperature rises could see toxic algae return this summer.

Fish and Game to set out rivers policy

Fish and Game to set out rivers policy

The deteriorating condition of rivers such as the Pomahaka in West Otago has driven the Otago Fish and Game Council to take a more proactive approach to ensuring the conservation and recreational values of Otago's waterways are maintained.

Release of pet turtle condemned

Release of pet turtle condemned

The release of an exotic pet turtle into Dunedin's Botanic Garden has been labelled cruel and potentially damaging to wildlife.

Award for passion that spans 20 years

Award for passion that spans 20 years

Spectacular in flight and considered to be as important to Otago's landscape as tussock, New Zealand falcons have captured the interest of Outram man Steve Lawrence for more than two decades.

Travel allowances settled

Travel allowances settled

The Otago Regional Council will seek special approval from the Remuneration Authority to reimburse councillors who travel long distances.

Division over ORC salary allocation

Just how the pool of money available to pay Otago regional councillors should be divided could not be agreed upon by all councillors yesterday.

New natural resources committee

New natural resources committee

In an effort to better integrate "people with science", the Otago Regional Council has created a new natural resources committee.

Records set in 'spectacularly' sunny month

Dunedin and Balclutha recorded their sunniest October since their respective records began in what has been described as a "spectacularly" sunny month around the country.